Hello everyone, and welcome back to this week’s report! Pretty much nothing but crappy weather starting off the week as the front came through, and now at the end it is finally nice again. Looks like the weekend is going to be decent, so that should bring some smiles to everyone out there planning on getting out on the water this weekend! The fishing has been pretty good all week, but the Sailfishing is not as good as it could be. We finally got a little current moving in, so it has made conditions more favorable, but we haven’t seen much of an increase in numbers of fish. There are fish here, but they are pretty beat up, but as long as this current stays in here we should be back on track in the very near future. The good news is pretty much everything else is biting pretty good, so whatever else you like to catch shouldn’t be too much of an issue. The wreck fishing has been solid between nice Kings, Blackfin Tunas, Mutton Snappers, and even a few Wahoo. The Muttons could bite a little better, but you can definitely find a couple/few for the dinner table if you choose. The reef has been solid as well with a great bite of Yellowtail Snappers and some really nice Kings and Ceros in the slick. The Patches were doing good to the West, but the water has cleaned up considerably since the winds have subsided. Still fish to be caught on them, but you got to scale down your tackle to get the bigger fish to chew. Live Pilchards, if you can catch them or purchase them, is the way to go. This way you can really get the fish fired on the freebies making it much easier to catch them. Another good note is that the Cobia are starting to show up in the sand off the patch reefs. The last couple days the boys have found some rays loaded up with some nice fish to 50 pounds. Hoping this sticks around for a while, as the past year has been tough with these guys. The offshore scene is starting to show some promise with some Mahi starting to move through. Hoping this is a good indication of what is to come in the near future. Blackfin Tunas are on the humps, as well as Amberjacks and Almaco Jacks too. With the nice weather anyone who wants to get out should be able to, and with the fishing remaining pretty solid, the docks should be loaded up. I hope everyone has a great weekend, and be safe out there!
Capt. James Chappell